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Internet Week: Let Linux, Cheap PCs In The Door []

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"Serious e-businesses can trust their sites only to RISC-based Unix servers. That statement has bordered on dogma for IT professionals building out Web infrastructures."

"Then along comes search engine and explodes the myth by basing its entire network-now at 4,000 servers and counting-on no-name PCs running Linux. Google is no small-potatoes operation; it's one of the most computationally intensive sites you'll find."

"Google's rationale: Whatever it loses in functionality or robustness it can make up in cost savings, programming flexibility, economy of space and ease of maintenance."

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